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The Nike Air Max 90

Originally released in 1990, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Max 90. Taking cues from previous Air Max designs, he accented the Air Unit in the heel with a bold window in colours such as the Infrared (originally called the 'Hyvent Orange'). The Courir x Air Max 90 'Denim' dropped soon after, which was the very first Air Max collaboration.
Initially called the Air Max III, the Air Max 90 was renamed in 2000. The new name was chosen in honor of its launch year. The Air Max 90 was then reissued in 2001 with a tumbled leather upper.
Dave's Quality Meats (DQM) developed a bacon-based Air Max 90 in 2004, which started the trend of wild concepts on the AM90. With only a few minor differences from the original, the AM90 was retroreleased in 2008, 2010 and 2015.
Nike redesigned the model for its 30th anniversary in 2020 by slimming down the panels, toebox, and heel.
There is no doubt that the Air Max 90 is one of the most iconic silhouettes in footwear history. As Nike's most successful Air Max model, the Air Max 90 features a bold, aggressive design 'made to look fast'. Originally, it appealed to hardcore runners and sneaker fans, but the model gradually gained a following in a variety of other places as well.
Due to its street-style vibe and low-top design, the sneaker could be worn with almost any outfit, and this flexibility helped make it popular since its launch.

The Ten

Virgil Abloh and his brand Off-White reconstructed the Air Max 90 in 2017, exposing its 'guts.' Due to its insane popularity, the drop of 'The Ten' sold out instantly.
The ten shoes were divided into two themes. 'REVEALING' used hand-cut and reconstructed designs on an Air Jordan 1, Air Max 90, Air Presto, Air Vapormax and Blazer Mid.
The second theme, 'GHOSTING', used translucent uppers on a Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Zoom Fly SP, Reach Hyperdunk 2017 and Air Max 97 range of models.
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Patta x Nike Air Max 90

Patta and Nike have collaborated a few times, but their first official drop came about in 2006. The 'Homegrown' combined elements of Dutch streetwear and hip-hop culture, getting its name from the grass green hue used in the colorway.
Constructed of fine suede and leather, the leaf texture seen across the upper pays homage to Amsterdam's infamous cannabis culture. It's regarded as one of the most desirable sneakers in Air Max 90 history.
As a result, the asking price on retailers such as StockX ranges from €1,600 to €4,000!

Popular AM90 Colorways

AM90 infrared


This classic and hugely popular colorway has been a favourite amongst Air Max 90 fans since its first release. The combination of white mesh, black leather and grey suede overlays interspersed with hits of vibrant red is simply unsurpassable.
AM90 NRG Bacon

NRG 'Bacon'

A well-known colorway, the NRG 'Bacon' is inspired by its namesake, and is a reissue of the original that was dropped in 2004. Like its predecessor, this sneaker is constructed from a mix of premium materials including leather and suede on the upper.
AM90 Duck Hunter Camo

Duck Hunter Camo

The 'Duck Hunter Camo' was brought out in 2013 in a collaboration between Atmos and Nike. The loud Duck Camo pattern on the upper of the shoe is a type of camouflage used in hunting ducks, hence its name.
AM90 Warhawk


The wild Warhawk colorway pushed the limits when it dropped in 2007. With a design based on an American Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft from the Second World war, the sneaker was an instant success, and its hype is still known today.
AM90 White-Grey Volt


This 90s favourite is still popular today, with a white, black and grey upper given flashes of neon yellow 'Volt' accents, making it an electric and popular option for sneaker fans.
AM90 Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer

The under-appreciated 'Sunburst' model was given a new spin in the 2003 'Silver Surfer' Air Max 90. Red and blue accents stand out on the otherwise monochromatic leather colorway, but its the unusual graphics on the insoles that transformed these sneakers into a collector's item.
AM90 Valentine's Day (2021)

Valentine's Day (2021)

Romantic yet stylish, the AM90 'Valentine's Day' sneaker from 2021 uses a mix of pink and red hues, premium materials and well-thought-out details to fully reflect the Valentine's Day spirit.
Pink suede overlays a crisp white leather base, with splashes of vibrant red seen on the Nike Swoosh and upper eyelets. A white midsole, paired with a pink and red outsole, round off the atmospheric look of the colorway.
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